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Lartiste | 5th AFRIMA Ghana 2018 | All Africa Music

Lartiste


Youssef Akdim is better known as Lartiste (“L’artiste” – “The artist” in English) as stage name he adopted at the age of 16. He is a Moroccan rapper and singer who enjoys a career in France. Lartiste released “Évasion“, his first maxi solo in 2006 and joined the collective French Cut releasing a mixtape Rap 1.9 in 2010. Going solo,…

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Diamond Platnumz | 5th AFRIMA Ghana 2018 | All Africa Music Awards

Diamond Platnumz


Multi-award winner, Naseeb Abdul Juma, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist and dancer. He has had several hit songs including “Number One” which he featured Nigerian artist Davido. In the last few years, Diamond has won numerous awards at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). Diamond is considered influential among his…

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Bombino | 5th AFRIMA Ghana 2018 | All Africa Music Awards

Bombino


Omara “Bombino” Moctar is a Nigerien singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music is sung in Tamasheq and often address geopolitical concerns in Tuareg. Bombino was raised as a Muslim and taught to consider honor, dignity and generosity as principal tenets of life. Bombino’s first internationally released album, Agadez, was produced by Ron Wyman and released in April 2011 on Cumbancha Records. He…

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Betty G | 5th AFRIMA Ghana 2018 | All Africa Music Awards

Betty G


Betty G was born as Bruktwait Getahun in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. With a thriving music career, she has become one of the biggest artiste to reckon with on the African continent. Her recent album ‘Wegegta’ has earned her multiple nominations at the All Africa Music Awards #5thAFRIMA-Ghana 2018. She has been nominated for the following categories; Artiste of the Year,…

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Simi | 5th AFRIMA Ghana 2018 | All Africa Music Awards

Simisola


Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye professionally known and referred to as Simi, she is a song writer and a singer. After she released a song titled “Tiff” in 2014, the song got her nominated for two categories at “The Headies” 2015 which got her mainstream recognition and also brought her career into spotlight. Simisola’s song “Complete Me” is a touching song that…

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Shekhinah Donell | 5th AFRIMA Ghana 2018 | All Africa Music Awards

Shekhinah Donell


Shekhinah Thandi Donell is singer and song writer from Durban South Africa. She was among the top 32 of M-net’s season 7 of SA Idols in 2011 and among the top 6 of season 8 of SA Idols in 2012. Her song “Different” (Ft. Mariechan) got her a nomination in the Songwriter of the Year category of the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana…

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Cobhams-Asuquo 5th AFRIMA Ghana 2018 | All Africa Music Awards

Cobhams Asuquo


Cobhams Asuquo is a Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter. In 2005, Asuquo was signed on with sony ATV London as a song writer. He is popularly known for his inspirational song “Fire on the Mountain” which magnificent waves. He has been an inspiration to everyone around him and a pride to Africa. Cobhams Asuquo was nominated at the #5thAFRIMA-Ghana 2018…

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Wax Dey, the Afro Urban Artiste from Cameroon


Wax Dey has proven himself to be one of the most versatile artiste from Cameroon whose craft has popularized him amongst great talents in the African entertainment industry. Started out at an early age as a young enthusiast who developed his music career while in his school choir where he wrote his first song, led an advocacy to change the…

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Eddy Kenzo, Ugandan Afropop star


Eddy Kenzo, the multiple award winner from Uganda, whose rise to stardom is a unique story in itself, grew up as an orphan in the streets of Uganda against all odds. Discovering his talents quite early, he started with writing of songs, then broke into the music scene in 2008, with the release of his first single ‘Yanimba‘. ‘Stamina’ his…

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Legendary male group from South Africa


The male-dominated choral group from South Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo have been nominated 16 times for the Grammy awards and won it 4 times. It is of  great surprise how this group of fascinating vocalist has over 4 decades been consistent and relevant, getting several recognitions and awards. Their strength must lie in their ability to use their music, a combination…

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M’Vula, the most prized Nu Metal/Rap-Rock Band from Angola


M’Vula, one of the most prized Nu metal/Rap-rock band from Angola, comprise of great talents with varied expertise in the business of music. They include Lil Jorge (Rapper and Vocalist), Paulo Albuquerque (Lead Guitarist), M.G (Vocalist), Hugo Domingos (Bass & Guitar), Bruno Braz (bass & Guitar), and Michel Marques (Drums). They sing in Portuguese and English. M’Vula, a name which…

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Fally Ipupa

Fally Ipupa, the famous Congolese Artiste


Fally Ipupa, one of the most popular artiste to come from Central Africa, sprang his musical career across the continent while winning the hearts of his French-speaking audience especially in Europe and North America. His music is a mixture of the local Soukous Ndombolo music with Pop and R&B, creating a sweet rhythmic rendition. The foremost singer/songwriter, guitarist and dancer…

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Efya, the award winning vocalist


Efya The talented songstress described her genre as Neo-soul, jazz and timeless. Her music prowess is evident in all of her works, as her genre leans towards the soulful music with roots in the contemporary blues, RnB, and jazz A genre popularized by the likes of Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Alicia Keys. Born in Kumasi, Ghana, Efya is soaring high and…

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Victoria Kimani at 5thAFRIMA in Accra

VICTORIA KIMANI, THE KENYAN STAR ARTISTE


Kimani was one of the African Artiste who attended the 5th AFRIMA World Calendar Unveiling held on May 21, 2018 in Accra Ghana. Also part of a panel of discussion who spoke on the challenges and future of the music business in Africa. Kimani shared her experience as a Kenyan artiste and how there have been progress compared to what…

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